Role: General Manager Serving Since: 1989
Role: Membership Director Serving Since: 1991 Phone Number: 480.368.7690
Role: Private Events Director Serving Since: 2015 Phone Number: 480.368.7695
Born and raised in Southern California, Lauren always had a knack for event planning. As the lead planner for her family events, Lauren decided to focus her career on gaining as much knowledge and experience as possible in the event industry. While attending Arizona State University, Lauren began her career at a boutique Scottsdale hotel and eventually moved on to Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Denver, Colorado followed by Costa Mesa, California. Lauren continued to exercise her natural skill set in event planning while absorbing new aptitudes and trends. Inspired by her meticulous attention to detail and appreciation for personal touches, Lauren later joined Southern California’s premier catering team where she specialized in weddings and corporate events with over 20 preferred venues in her immediate area. It was there that Lauren discovered her inner-foodie and immense passion for flawlessly executed events and weddings.
After her husband’s relocation to Arizona, Lauren found herself at the Phoenix Convention Center for two years focusing on corporate, non-profit, government and social markets. Her scale of events ranged from small meetings of 20 guests to galas of over 2,000 guests. Her largest event to date is the ever-growing Phoenix Comicon where she coordinated catering and concessions for the event’s entirety, drawing over 85,000 guests in one weekend.
In 2015, Lauren gained the opportunity to work with the National Football League for the NFL Experience and NFL Honors, where she created custom high end menus for a very high end guest count of 2,200 guests.
Role: Head Golf Professional Serving Since: 2007 Phone Number: 480-368-7687 x: 306
Matt is a Class A PGA professional and member of the Southwest Section of the PGA of America. Matt graduated from Arizona State University in 2009 with a degree in Agribusiness and Professional Golf Management. He has been a Class A PGA member since 2009 and has worked within the Wisconsin and Southwest regions since 2005.
Matt joined Gainey Ranch in 2007 as an assistant golf professional and became the Club’s head golf professional in 2011.
Matt serves on the Board of Directors for the Southwest Section PGA and is the Assistant Coach of the Varsity Men's Golf team at Chaparral High School.
Matt’s awards include National ClubCorp Rising Star and Super Star awards.
Role: Food & Beverage Director Serving Since: 2012
Ron Wojcicki is a Pennsylvania native who has lived in Arizona since 1994. He has been the Food and Beverage Director for Gainey Ranch Golf Club since 2012. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Penn State and traveled from state to state acquiring various skills of a restaurateur from family owned restaurants to 5-star, 5-diamond hotels and resorts. Ron eventually settled in Arizona where he attended Arizona State University to earn a Master’s Degree in Education.
Although he enjoyed the world of education teaching children, his true passion for fine food and wine brought him back to the culinary world. He currently resides in the East Valley with his wife and three children.